Who am I? Simply a midwestern pastor’s wife who desperately needs Jesus every day, just like you.
After finishing my master’s degree, raising/homeschooling two boys, and 18+ years of marriage, I can truly say God has been faithful! Here’s a glimpse of my personal story:
- We worked hard to be debt free.
- I’m trying to put down my cell phone a little bit more and appreciate the simple things.
- I’ve learned that strong-willed children are a blessing and that it was really hard to go to church with a busy toddler.
What about you, friend? What’s your story? How is God working in your life? In your family? In your finances?
As the pastor’s wife, I’ve witnessed far too many families struggle — and marriages fail — because of money worries and money fights.
I want you to know: Your struggles don’t define you. Clinging to God as you navigate those struggles will help you exercise your faith and grow your spiritual muscles. Remember — He makes us strong! Proverbs 31:25 tells us, “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” She doesn’t laugh because she has it all figured out, but because she has peace!
What a powerful example we find in that Proverbs 31 woman, especially in light of Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
Whatever struggle or situation you’re facing right now, please know He cares. He loves you. He says you are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” You are one of His greatest masterpieces. You are not a mistake — He doesn’t make mistakes. He made you on purpose and for a purpose. Don’t run from Him when you fail or when you feel like you don’t measure up. That’s exactly when you need to run to Him and dig deep into knowing Him more than ever before.
He wants you to live an abundant life, not one where you’re limping along each day.
He wants the best for you! He wants to take your anxiety and stress and turn it around in exchange for peace and joy.
You can do this. Would you allow me to help?
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Let’s chat soon!